The photographer, aged 17 or under, who creates the entry chosen by the judges as the single best image, taking into account all four youth categories, will become the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 and will win £1,000. Payment of the cash element of the prize will be made to the winner’s parent/guardian.
There will be a prize of a copy of the Awards book for the photographer of the image judged the best in each of the four youth categories.
This Award will be presented to the one photographer who best captures the spirit of today’s rail network as it relates to the landscape around it. Images may be submitted for this Award of the operational national rail network anywhere in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland). Please note that images of any underground railway systems, light rail systems, heritage railways, disused infrastructure, pier railways or model railways are not eligible for this award. Images may be entered into any category of the main Award, but entrants must select from the appropriate dropdown on the entry form that it is also eligible for the Network Rail Award.
The winner can choose a prize from one of the following unique experiences:
Option 1 - the winner will join Network Rail’s inspection helicopter for a bird’s eye view of our railways. The helicopter has a range of on-board technology including infrared cameras as it monitors thousands of miles of track. The winner will be able to enjoy a half hour flight, seeing the UK’s landscape from a whole new perspective.
Option 2 - an exclusive visit to Britain’s favourite railway landmark, the Forth Bridge in Scotland. Here, weather permitting, there will be ample opportunity to photograph the 128-year old bridge from areas not accessible to the public. Network Rail will also arrange for the lucky winner to take the engineers’ lift to the top of this iconic structure to capture some amazing views of the Forth and see the Bridge from a completely different perspective.
The Sunday Times Magazine is world-renowned for its blend of investigative journalism, insightful features and award-winning photography. Launched in 1962, the Magazine continues to lead the way in journalistic excellence and innovation.
As media supporter of the Take a view Awards, The Sunday Times Magazine has always been the first to announce the results and to feature successful images from each year’s competition.
To celebrate this relationship, now in its eleventh year, we are pleased to offer this Award for the favourite image of The Sunday Times Magazine.
The prize will be a one-day photography workshop in the UK, courtesy of Light & Land, plus a 12-month digital subscription to The Times/The Sunday Times.
All winners, together with further entries that the judges feel are worthy of commendation, will see their pictures published in the book, Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 12, by AA Publishing. There will be an exhibition of winning entries following the announcement of the results. All decisions regarding the design and layout of the exhibition are made by Take a view and the exhibition curator and their decision is final.
A copy of the Awards book will be given to the overall winner, category winners and photographers of Highly commended images.
Take a view and their Sponsors & Supporters reserve the right to change prizes to ones of comparable value if required by unforeseen circumstances. Any such changes will be posted on the competition website. Prizes are not transferable and no cash equivalent will be available for non-cash prizes. Additional prizes that may be supplied by sponsors and supporters are the responsibility of their supporting companies and Take a view is not liable for any difficulties that may arise in relation to these specific Awards due to unforeseen circumstances.